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[ab-ruh-gey-shuh n]
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  1. the act or an instance of abrogating, or repealing: abrogation of the treaty's responsibility.
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Examples from the Web for abrogation

Historical Examples

  • Demand for abrogation of Partition is tantamount to demand for Home Rule.

    Indian Home Rule

    M. K. Gandhi

  • And in this manner was enjoined the abrogation of the law of God!

    My Religion

    Leo Tolstoy

  • Some authors, however, plead for an abrogation of this rule.

  • No official declaration has announced an abrogation of them.

  • If this is not the abrogation of a treaty, I do not see what can be.

Word Origin and History for abrogation


1530s, from Latin abrogationem (nominative abrogatio) "repeal of a law," noun of action from past participle stem of abrogare (see abrogate).

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